I attended an excellent event yesterday in London where VSO and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) formally launched their new partnership to promote innovation in volunteerism, strengthen volunteer action and to improve practices. Crucially, the partnership will promote the role and voice of volunteers from mariginalised communities in development.
In the ornate… Read more »
I’m happy to be in Montreal this week for the 10th anniversary of the CIVICUS World Assembly – a global gathering of civil society to promote their ethos “acting together for a just world”. This year’s theme is ‘Civil Society and Global Decision-Making: doing it better’.
I started the day with my colleagues… Read more »
Last month, VSO Mongolia published The Mongolian Education Sector: the Role of International Volunteers, a research report written by VSO staff, Tsolmon Gundenbal and VSO volunteer Aliénor Salmon.
Recently, I attended the launch of the European year of Volunteering (EYV 2011) at a conference in Budapest, Hungary, where the EU Presidency is currently being held. Viviane Reding, Vice President of the European Commission and the Prime Minister of Hungary, Pal Schmitt launched the event. Both emphasised their commitment to EYV2011 and the work… Read more »
On International Volunteer Day I thought it would be a great opportunity to tell you more about our work to improve the policies that affect volunteerism. As a development organisation that works through volunteers, VSO is keen to engage with other organisations that work with volunteers. United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is… Read more »